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Preconference Workshops

Thursday, December 6 

1-5 pm

PR1: Extreme Makeover: Ambulatory Practice Edition; Achieving the Quadruple Aim Through Transformational Practice Redesign

Kathy Cebuhar, MA, LPC, Colleen Conry, MD, Corey Lyon, DO, Aimee English, MD, Bethany Kwan, MSPH, PhD, Peter Smith, MD, University of Colorado

In 2014, the University of Colorado (CU) developed APEX: an advanced team-based care model based on the University of Utah’s CareByDesign. The goal was to simultaneously improve clinical quality, access to care, and patient, staff, and provider experience, including caregiver burnout. Our mixed-methods evaluation has demonstrated improvements in all these domains without negative financial implications. Since winning the 2016 STFM Practice Improvement Award for APEX, CU has hosted several academic delegations who wanted to learn from our success as they begin their own transformations. Five high priority themes have emerged from these visits: What is your model and how did you choose it? How did you get permission from your sponsoring institution to proceed? How did you pay for it? What were the operational challenges to implementation and how did you overcome them? How did you sustain change and spread the innovation?

In this interactive workshop, you’ll work with others in small groups to address these essential questions in your own institutional contexts, guided by the CU experience. Expect to end the day energized to build your own transformed medical home with a strategic blueprint in hand.

Additional Fee: $150; includes training materials and refreshments.

1—5 pm

PR2: Cooking Up the Alphabet Soup: TCM, CCCM, ADP, PsyCCM, E&M, MACRA, APM, MIPS, and HCC’s

Tom Weida, MD, University of Alabama

The payment environment is transitioning from payment-for-visit to payment-for-value. Understanding how to use codes for transitional care management, complex chronic care management, advanced directive planning, psychiatric collaborative care management, and evaluation and management coding is critical for a practice’s financial viability as well as for improved patient care. Medicare has added additional complex chronic care management codes and created a new psychiatric collaborative care management code. Practices will also need to prepare for the operational challenges and financial opportunities of the Medicare Reform and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation as well as use hierarchical condition categories to maximize value payment.

The workshop will be interactive and utilize an interactive audience response system to engage learners. Participants are required to bring a laptop computer to the workshop for hands-on training.

Additional Fee: $150; includes training materials and refreshments.

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